@tirlapur you are right. I think Yahoo! failed to quickly realise the innovative thing - integrating its messenger with others such as video now affecting it. For that, Skype, Google Voice and Facebooking have made yahoo kicking itself in the teeth.
I have never used Yahoo Messenger at all. I have been using Skype for all my messaging and telecon needs for as long as I can remember. Since I have not used Yahoo Messenger, I am unable to compare Skype with it. However, because Skype is good enough for me, I don't feel the urge to try any other messaging/IP telephony applications out there either.
Well, in a such way, they have implemented the feature for calling other users conntected via browser or directly on mobile, but it is limited to some regions then not available abroad. It seems main focus is related to other applications for enriching webmail, not IM.
Some people i know say they shift away from ymessenger because they move to gmail. So previously they used yahoo mail and then once they move over to gmail they can also use gtalk from the browser. Yahoo messenger you can't do a voice call from the browser.
According to t.alex, from users' perspective tools doable to allow IMservices by integrating several profiles from most common socials, map better real needs. Focusing on Y-IM, there are also some limitations in the availability on service and several times it has been used for spam.
a question if yahoo messanger is still very much useful as it used to be?
@Adenji, I dont think Yahoo chat is popular these days. I think more than Facebook, gmail chat is popular. I have also seen people using skype chat a lot because it gives them the flexibility to do voice and video chat easily.
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